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25 Books Every Christian Should Read

25 Books Every Christian Should Read

25 Books Every Christian Should Read

25 Books Every Christian Should Read: A Guide to the Essential Spiritual Classics This is not a book review. I don’t own this book – I will think about buying it. I was asked by an e-friend, in relation to this list of 25 books every Christian should read: how many have I read, orContinue Reading

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feast of Thomas Merton

feast of Thomas Merton

feast of Thomas Merton

Above: Fr. Matthew Kelty, a monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani in which Thomas Merton was a monk, reads the prayer of Thomas Merton found in Thoughts In Solitude THE ROAD AHEAD My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot knowContinue Reading

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liturgy at General Synod

I have been able to find out a bit more about debates relating to liturgy at the meeting of General Synod of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia meeting in Gisborne from today. Motion 5 (below) is the one that confuses and concerns me most, followed by the bill on Ashes toContinue Reading

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Thomas Merton

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Thomas Merton died 41 years ago today. Some years back I moved a motion at our diocesan synod, the cogs of which have been slowly working – (ACANZP’s) General Synod is anticipated to have its second vote on this in 2010 and then, after a year “lying on the table” (for anyone to make aContinue Reading

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The Journey of Thomas Merton

The Journey of Thomas Merton

The Journey of Thomas Merton

Some clips from Morgan Atkinson’s documentary “Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton.”Continue Reading

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Merton @ Merton celebration

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Rev. John and Mrs. Margaret Merton (above) were among the approximately four hundred present at the service to remember and celebrate forty years after Thomas Merton’s death, in the Christ’s College Chapel where Thomas Merton’s father, Owen, would have regularly worshipped as a student. John Merton is a first cousin of Thomas Merton and isContinue Reading

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Thomas Merton and Christ’s College

Thomas Merton

As followers of this site are well aware, in 2006 I put a motion to our diocesan synod which set in train adding Thomas Merton onto our church calendar (sort of Anglican equivalent to canonisation). That has now passed our General Synod, all diocesan synods, and needs to return to General Synod for a finalContinue Reading

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